As our understanding of the world’s boundaries shift, artists delve into ideas of geographies, (im)migration, states of being, and more, imagining different modes for living.


The oil or “petrol” industry has inarguably shaped life in Venezuela. In Petropias, artist Tony Vazquez-Figueroa  marries creativity and this industry to propose a third space for living between utopia and dystopia. Petropias is curated by Tami Katz-Freiman and on view at LNS Gallery.


Activating the garden as metaphor, A landscape longed for: the garden as disturbance, guest curated by Adler Guerrier and Laura Novoa, features work by Andrea Bowers, Jim Hodges, Ebony G. Patterson, Onajide Shabaka, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, and more. On view at Locust Projects the artworks address the garden motif as a formal device, a place for escape and a site of “beauty and knowledge.


Further immersing into cultural motifs, Serious Moonlight is composed of 18 years of site-specific installations by activist artist Betye Saar. On view at ICA Miami, Saar fuses found and bought objects igniting and questioning their infused meaning as it relates to racial typecasts and ideas of the “feminine” identity..

El Espacio 23

Dialogues surrounding black identity are expanded on in Witness: Afro Perspectives at El Espacio 23 which has been wonderfully refreshed by Zeitz MoCAA’s Tandazani Dhlakama. Work by African and Africa-diaspora international artists probe deeply integrated modes of racial oppression and trauma.Don’t miss the sister exhibition Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on view through February 6, 2022.

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Janet Slom

Opening our own boundaries, South African writer and artist Janet Slom offers us mindfulness, both in her bestselling book and through Trilogy Part 1, an exhibition of her installations and paintings at The Garage @ Carol Jazzar.